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In the Women’s Flyweight division, we have a showdown between Erin ‘Cold Blooded’ Blanchfield and Miranda ‘Fear The’ Maverick. After a successful UFC debut in September, Blanchfield will return to the octagon, looking to extend her win streak to five. At only 22 years old, Blanchfield looks to be a legitimate prospect and potential contender down the line. Meanwhile, Maverick comes into this fight looking to rebound from a controversial loss to Maycee Barber. A fight that media members and fans across the board scored in favor of Maverick. Prior to the loss, Maverick had won five straight, two of which came inside the octagon.
This is a solid fight in the Women’s Flyweight division, as it pits two young talents against each other. Erin Blanchfield has excellent ground skills, and showed that in her UFC debut. Accumulating nearly ten minutes of control time and landing 120 significant strikes, Blanchfield was a machine from start to finish. With evolving striking, it’s only a matter of time before Blanchfield is near the top of the division. The same could be said about Miranda Maverick too. With already excellent wrestling and size, improvement to her striking and overall activity could be the difference in becoming a legitimate contender at Flyweight.
As for a prediction, I’m going with Maverick. In what is one of the tougher fights to predict on the card, I believe that Maverick is the better striker and that between her size and defensive wrestling, she can keep the fight upright long enough to edge out rounds. While Blanchfield easily took Sarah Alpar down in her debut, I don’t see her finding as much ease this time around. A work in progress on the feet, I see this being a fight where she gets slightly outpointed. So with that said, I predict that Maverick wins this fight via decision.
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